Assessment of the impact of the application of new sulphur limits to the Mediterranean and the Atlantic European Seas
The impact of introducing stricter sulphur limits in the Mediterranean and the Atlantic was modelled using 12 priority corridors operating on these seas. Due to the topography of the Mediterranean coastline and the selection of studied routes, short sea shipping (SSS) was found to be dominant, holding approximately 95% of the market share on the selected routes. This share is an over estimation as rail was not included in this study. The introduction of stricter sulphur limits in 2015 & 2020 will increase SSS costs and hence reduce the SSS market share.
sulphur emission control area
Short sea shipping